Keeping Cool with Smart Glass

1) Sustainability Problem: Transparent windows allow heat transmission under sunny conditions. This making the use of air conditioning necessary to cool the indoor environment, which consumes electricity.

Category: Energy

2) Technology:  View Smart Glass

  • View has developed a Smart Glass that that can adjust transparency to allow more or less sunlight to penetrate.
  • View Smart Glass is connected to the internet and can be controlled via a smartphone app.
  • Smart Glass can respond to weather conditions automatically and limit transparency during peak sun.
  • Smart glass eliminates the need for blinds and reduces the electricity required for air conditioning on hot sunny days.

3) Organizational Stakeholders:

  • Residents
  • Businesses
  • Building owners
  • Building developers
  • Utility companies

4) Deployment:

  • Install Smart Glass in building.
  • Connect Smart Glass to internet.
  • Download smartphone app.
  • Set Smart Glass to desired transparency .
  • Save energy by reducing electricity required for indoor climate control.


Lucas Matney. View raises $200M for their electrochromic smart glass. June 27, 2017. Tech Crunch. Web. Accessed November 2, 2017.


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